For the third time in eight days, the Virginia bullpen got a day off. A week after Connor Jones and Alec Bettinger threw nine complete innings in victories over Georgia Tech, Adam Haseley got in on act going the distance in Virginia's 4-1 win. Haseley was terrific only giving up two hits and retiring the Hokies in order in six of nine innings. On top of only giving up two hits, he didn't give up single walk on the day.
Virginia jumped on Virginia Tech early when Matt Thaiss started a two-out rally in the bottom of the first with a single to right. He'd move to second on Pavin Smith's single up the middle, and the two would score on Daniel Pinero's two-RBI double down the left field line. Haseley then helped his own cause singling to center, scoring Pinero and giving UVA a 3-0 lead.
It would prove to be all Haseley would need, though Virginia added an insurance run in the sixth when Ernie Clement brought home Jack Gersntenmaier who drew a one out walk, then advanced to third on an error on Cam Simmons' ground ball to the shortstop.
Haseley did it all on Saturday, chipping in two hits and an RBI. Thaiss also had two hits, while Pinero drove in a pair of runs.
The win concludes Virginia's regular season. In all, the Hoos finished the year 36-18 and 19-11 in the conference, good enough to earn the third seed in next week's ACC Tournament. Game times will be announced Sunday morning, though we know the Cavaliers will be in Pool B along with #2 Louisville, #6 Clemson, and the winner of Tuesday's play in game between #7 Duke and #10 Wake Forest.
Stay tuned to Streaking the Lawn where where we will keep you up to speed on the ACC Tournament as well as the Hoos' prospects for the NCAA Tournament.